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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 8, 2008 11:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: "Mmm ... momentary madness / This, too, will pass away.." [skip this post]

from: "Touch of Darkness," by Robert Hunter [@1968-2008]

Hello: ..just another one of my typical posts you should avoid reading.
As for those who stick around, here's a rhetorical question: have you ever noticed how many times Hunter utilizes the word/term "ask" and/or "answer" in his lyrics(?) ...This is one of my "Top 5" Hunter tunes:

Touch Of Darkness
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Why does the rain fall
Or the salt wind blow?
If you don't ask
You may never know

Ask no questions
You'll still hear lies
From the well intentioned
With stardust in their eyes

How good of you to love me
When my heart had been struck dumb
And the poisons of my anger
Dripped stacato like a drum

How good of you to know me
When to touch me was to shame
Yourself in front of everyone
In some obscure way to share my blame

Now if I seem ungrateful
And my face a little hard
It's only that we both know
Virtue was its own reward

In some cemetery midnight
Underneath a wreath of rock
A living man awakens
And surveys his tomb in shock

How often do the dead wake
We thought were safely buried
With their secrets which would shake
The wind on which they're carried

With the shabby guilt and weakness
Under which we all do live
That denounce you in the darkness
How dare you not forgive?

With each night so fully wretched
And its dawn so far from born
You slip so close to darkness
You could shake it by the horn

When morning does revive you
It revives a little less
Of your hatred and your sorrow
Your worst and of your best

Some may steal the prisons
That we leave because we go
If they fare ill or well there
It's not ours to care or know

Mmm ... little touch of darkness
Dark and the deeper shades of gray
Mmm ... momentary madness
This, too, will pass away
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"Can you answer? Yes I can
But what would be the answer to the answer man?"
"How often do the dead wake
We thought were safely buried
With their secrets which would shake
The wind on which they're carried..."

...just surveying my tomb in shock,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: mcglone Date: Mar 9, 2008 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Mmm ... momentary madness / This, too, will pass away..' [skip this post]

dear, brother ashes

i go out of my way to avoid your posts.

that is all.

love.

ian

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 9, 2008 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Mmm ... momentary madness / This, too, will pass away..' [skip this post]

Hey--we missed you (and High F) in the basketball discussions of late...

Hope you are well. I must say I "avoid" all those photos of yours...when are we going to see some of the new year?!

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Mar 9, 2008 5:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Mmm ... momentary madness / This, too, will pass away..' [skip this post]

Very nice post Ashes -- really enjoyed this one.

Jammin hard to 11.25.79 -motb now, Jerry is so clear and beautiful tonight.

Are you familiar with these motb shows? I'm just getting my feet wet. You'll like the Shakedown, i know it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 9, 2008 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Mmm ... momentary madness / This, too, will pass away..' [skip this post]

Whoa...defn one of my top five of the dozens you sent! Love the way he sings this one on the version I have--the tone he takes or more the inflections...? Not sure if this will make sense, but perhaps a "Bob Dylan-esque" aspect to the ending of various words/phrases? Hard to explain when you're a musically challenged twit like me...but nonetheless, love the way he does this tune...

Thanks.

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